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3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

3 Ways Breathing Life Into Your Interior Walls

When the home looks dull and dreary, it’s usually the interior walls we first commit to sacrifice at the altar of the interior design gods. And quite rightfully too! When the walls look great, they can breathe life into the rest of the decor. However, if the interior walls are not looking so splendid, what will breathe life into them? The answer is, not much. You can have the best interior design style, the best display cabinets, sofas, dining tables and more; yet if the walls are dull, everything looks bland. So maybe before the spring arrives, it’s a good…

How to Create a Dramatic Bathroom

How to Create a Dramatic Bathroom

A dramatic bathroom can still be a restful space in which you wash and relax away the stresses of the day. No longer simply a place to brush to your teeth and have a quick shower, modern bathrooms are anything you want them to be. A dramatic bathroom is the perfect area for experimenting with some of your more exuberant tastes. Given that so many people go for the same white tiles and chrome fittings, you can easily create some incredible drama. Bring it on. Your bathroom is not an area in which you will be spending long hours or…

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

What is your idea of the perfect poolside? The weather? The company? The drinks? Depending on your mood, budget, and garden there are some different ways to ensure you have the perfect poolside you crave. The Ancient Romans got it right, and in some places like Marrakesh, it’s still used as an iconic and necessary part of daily life. It’s a pool of glorious cool blue water in an outdoor space. It’s the perfect poolside around which to entertain and in which to cool off. In fact, this is a simple design that you can use for a relaxed outdoor…

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks Back On Trend

Some would say that tiled kitchen splashbacks have never gone away. Others will say they are back with a beautiful vengeance. Australians love entertaining whether it’s a casual backyard barbie, an elegant all-family affair, or a catered party with finger-food and drunken Trivial Pursuit (or Karaoke). The evolution of the Aussie kitchen has grown from a humble outhouse hidden away to luxurious open-plan spectacles. And tiled kitchen splashbacks have earned their place. Spurred on by Australia’s love affair with TV cooking shows and celebrity chefs, home-owners are not only honing their cooking skills to produce visually stimulating gourmet meals but…

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-Seasonal Flooring For The Perfect Finish

Trans-seasonal flooring is becoming more high profile due to hugely popular TV shows like The Block, House Rules, and The Home Team hitting our screens. So while Australian audiences are inspired to undertake renovations based on current trends, winter renovations may be influenced by styles and materials skewed towards cold weather. However, Beaumont Tiles strategic designer Rachel Gilding says trans-seasonal flooring is a better long-term decision. “At Beaumont Tiles we are of course biased, but for good reason. Tiles come out on top, hands down, as the best flooring option when you consider durability, maintenance, room traffic, moisture levels and…

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles: Expert Tips for Tiling Your Way To A Colourful Home

Beaumont Tiles has 112 outlets across Australia making it our biggest retailer of tiles. So when it comes to redecorating and home renovation you know they have the expertise to help you. When it comes to thinking about decor colour most people may immediately think of paint. Whilst paint is a great way to freshen decor and create unique spaces, tiles can also provide great options for adding colour. Many home decorators shy away from colour instead opting for something safe… and white. Yes, colour options can be overwhelming but with some expert help you can add colour in perfect…

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

The Timeless Surfaces You Need Now

Timeless surfaces will stand the test of time when trends and fads have long been forgotten. Which is why classic finishes will always win over the-latest-greatest… gone! So if you are building, renovating, or redecorating there are four timeless surfaces to consider. I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t add fun and faddy elements to your decor. Your home should have fun and quirky elements, particularly things that can be easily changed such as cushions. You might also be a fan of eclectic decor and not want a ‘classic’ look. Fear not, timeless surfaces can be mixed with other design elements. That’s what makes them enduring classics.

Gaudi Submarine Bathroom : A Mosaic Vision

Gaudi Submarine Bathroom : A Mosaic Vision

I came across the Gaudi Submarine Bathroom…and my dreams were shattered. Why? Because I had been thinking about dabbling in some mosaic work. I found an old telephone table at a garage sale and I thought I’d smash up old colourful plates and have a play. THEN I saw THIS! Someone is VERY good at mosaic tiling and they are definitely not playing around.

Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom

Design ideas for an existing bathroom are just what you need for rejuvenating a tired space. So I’ve compiled some great design ideas with creativity and innovation to get you in the mood. Cosmetic, not structural, changes can usually be undertaken with some elbow grease and a free weekend. In my experience it’s best to be serious about fixtures, storage, and amenities but play with colours and surfaces. So what can you achieve? Design Ideas for an Existing Bathroom. Change the vanity. Instead of buying a regular run-of-the-mill vanity, why not recycle a character-laden piece of pre-loved furniture? It’s not…

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Designing Ensuites and Bathrooms

Bathrooms have come a long way so designing ensuites and bathrooms are far from the utilitarian places of yesteryear whereby a quick wash and brush of the teeth was all that was warranted. The modern bathroom is certainly where we wash off and brush away the grime of the day. However many have morphed in to places of relaxation with a ‘day spa’ vibe. There’s plenty to think about if you considering a bathroom extension or renovation. – Who will use the space? – At what times of the day will the bathroom be used the most? – Will you…

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

ME by Starck for a Dream Bathroom

Seriously swoon-worthy designer, Phillipe Starck, has impacted many genres of design. So when I saw the ME by Starck washbasins I knew it could only mean ONE THING – seriously modern bathrooms. Personally, I am a big fan of concrete slab interiors. Sure, concrete can be cold BUT it can be FABULOUS. Concrete may be lacking in warmth but your decor doesn’t have to. Candana Bathroom Wares in Wooolahra, Sydney, stock some of the most prestige bathroom fittings in the world, so it’s no happy accident they have chosen the luxurious ME by Starck furniture washbasins for their clients. Created…

Super Smart Small Ensuites

Super Smart Small Ensuites

You won’t find a new house without an ensuite and most master bedroom renovations include the addition of small ensuites, or full-scale luxury bathrooms reminiscent of a day spa. Raymor has responded to our penchant for the sweeter things in life by designing a super smart small ensuites range of bathroom products that maximise space.

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Bathroom Design Tips from An Expert

Each week, I write a feature for the ‘Weekender Herald’ based on the Home + Interiors discussions on my 88.9FM Hills Radio show. So each week, I’ll post here a review of my article. Last week, I interviewed Marc Reed, the Managing Director of Candana Bathroom Ware. Marc shared some great bathroom design tips that will help you make the most of your space. Soap is to the body, what laughter is to the soul. Whomever made this astute observation is either a clean freak or a bathroom lover. Evolving from places where we simply brush ‘n flush, todays bathrooms…

Check Out  A Modern Masterpiece of Bathroom Culture

Check Out A Modern Masterpiece of Bathroom Culture

If you think the title of this article is a mouthful, you’ll be gobsmacked when you see the magnificent Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval by Kaldewei. When it comes to a thoroughly modern masterpiece your bathroom will be transformed into a gallery of pioneering design with the addition of this curvaceous bath. A leader in bathroom luxury, Candana is proud to introduce the new Meisterstueck Centro Duo Oval to its Australian showroom. Designed by Kaldewei, one of the most lauded bathroom manufacturers in the world, this new range has won multiple international design awards including the 2015 German Design Award. Kaldewei…

12 Luxury Bathrooms That Scream Opulence

12 Luxury Bathrooms That Scream Opulence

Luxury bathrooms somehow got me sidetracked when I planned to write an article on shower rooms. Wet areas, such as bathrooms, tend to be more like day spas these days with free-standing tubs, large showers, double vanities and excess floor space. But I was quite un-prepared for the opulence of some of these luxury bathrooms. Would you like marble, crystal taps, velvet swags, wrought iron chandeliers and sweeping views with that? Now maybe some of these homeowners spend an inordinate amount of time in their luxury bathrooms – women mostly, I guess, but whose to say? Clearly lack of storage…